We will be celebrating our cultural diversity as a school on Thursday, 19 March 2020 with International Day. Students are encouraged to come to school wearing cultural / national dress. Alternatively, students may come dressed in orange clothing, as this is the Harmony Week colour.
With the recent wet weather, we have noticed that there are a number of students without yellow school raincoats. These can be purchased from the Uniform Shop and should be carried in the school bag every day by all students Prep - Year 6.
Thank you to all of our parents who are utilising our carpark in a manner which ensures the safety of our students and staff. Please see some general reminders below:
Stage One (Year 1 and Year 2) is a time where students build on the skills they have developed through the Early Years Programmes in Prep and Kindergarten. The students continue to be curious and ready to inquire and find out about the world around them. They love opportunities to explore both inside and outside. They enjoy free play and time to develop social skills and relationships. They start to recognise their strengths and understand that it is OK to make mistakes because this helps them learn.
Stage One students begin to develop more independence, they are learning to tie their own shoe laces, remembering to bring their shoes for P.E or their library bag ready for borrowing. The Stage One teachers encourage you to develop routines to help your children to begin to make steps towards independence.
Throughout 2020, students in Stage One will be involved in many exciting learning opportunities. Further development of literacy skills will be a focus in both Year 1 and Year 2. Students will continue to develop their phonics knowledge as they explore sounds they hear and the different letters that combine to make the sounds. These skills are used as students strive to become confident readers and writers. Students will read and write imaginative, informative and persuasive texts and begin to understand that texts have different purposes.
Mathematical understanding will continue to be developed as students participate in a variety of hands-on activities. They will use mental strategies and concrete materials to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to solve problems. Students will be involved in explorations where they will estimate, measure, compare items for length, area, volume, capacity and mass. They will explore three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional shapes. They will investigate and construct simple maps and look at ways to describe the position of objects. Through investigations they will collect data and use tables to show their findings.
The inquisitive nature of children of this age will be of benefit in both years in our Units of Inquiry. This term students in Year One are inquiring into 'How significant events shape individuals and communities'. They are focusing on our school community, investigating the people that make our school a community. As the year progresses they will look at: how our knowledge of places depends on exploration, how reflection and imagination inspire us to create, how communities are organised to meet our needs, how cycles influence living things and how the earth’s resources are to be used and conserved. Year Two has begun the year investigating how knowing about family histories enables us to understand relationships. Other investigations this year include; people and places are interconnected, how examining patterns and cycles provides understanding, technology as a means to change and how humans require plants and animals to survive.
My passion and enthusiasm as an experienced educator continues to be fuelled by the amazement and wonder of students in Stage One. I love to watch them explore, investigate, play and communicate with each other and the world around them. I love to watch them begin to use their growing knowledge and skills. l love to watch them become confident individuals and understand that God created us all for a different purpose.
I have always considered education to be an ongoing partnership between the school and families and I am looking forward to developing this partnership with you as we work together to ensure every student in Stage One can be the best learner they can be.
2019 saw the introduction of Family Week, a mid-term opportunity to stop, refresh and reconnect as a family. The simplest reduction we have put in place, is that there is no official homework during this week, with of course the exception of Reading. Our encouragement is to find something special you can do as a family across the course of the week.
We would love to hear what you get up to!
In Week 5 teams played against Broughton Anglican College.
Results were as follows:
Junior Sport: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Senior Sport: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Players of the Match:
Junior Soccer: Tanisha P
Senior Soccer: Evelyn R
Junior Oz Tag: William B
Senior Oz Tag: Bella G
Junior Cricket: Isaac L
Senior Cricket: Cameron C
Junior Basketball: Sairah A
Senior Basketball: Timothy D
A reminder that training for Rep Sport commences at 8.00 am each Wednesday and student attendance is an expectation of being in the team.
Congratulations to Bligh for leading the House Points Tally this fortnight.
The Weet-Bix Kids Triathlon was held at Camden on Sunday, 1 March 2020. We had 9 students from St. Peter’s competing in the splash and dash event as well as the triathlon. It was a great morning and such a pleasure to see the kids with so much joy on their faces as they swam, rode and ran their hardest. The short distances make it a very achievable event for all students from 7 years old.
I encourage you to keep an eye out for the event entry when it opens again around November this year.
Congratulations to Lily O who was lucky enough to win the lucky draw prize of a Trek bike. If you have any photos of the day, feel free to email them through so they can be displayed on the notice board.
It was an early start to Wednesday morning for the 38 students competing at the IPSHA Swimming Carnival at Homebush Aquatic Centre. It can be quite daunting for students competing on such a big scale against close to 50 schools. Races are seeded according to entry times so it gives all students a chance to get a ribbon in their heat. Our students performed their best on the day, with many achieving personal best times.
Well done to all students.
Aryan is determined with a 'never give up' disposition. He always does his very best. When challenges come, Aryan is not dismayed; he just picks himself up and keeps trying to achieve his goals.
Aryan is kind and caring to all, and well-respected by all students in his class. He is helpful and always offers to serve those around him. Aryan is a good role model and sound ambassador for our school.
Aryan is well-deserving of this award, Student of the Month.
We would like to welcome the following new students who have joined our school:
Today our Kindergarten - Year 2 students had the opportunity to learn how to be safe around dogs. They enjoyed the presentation and some were lucky enough to meet Jax the Doberman. Ask your child what they learnt today.
St. Peter’s Anglican Primary School Scholarships for 2021 are available to new entry students and those enrolled in our school in Year 4, 2020. Scholarships are available in three categories:
Scholarship Information and Application Forms can be located on the School Website and from the School Office.
Scholarship applications close:
Thursday, 9 April 2020.
Our St. Peter's School Shop is open:
Monday: 8.00 am - 10.45 am and 1.00 pm - 3.45 pm
Wednesday: 8.00 am - 10.45 am
Wednesday 11 March 2020
9.30 am - 10.30 am: School Banking
12.00 pm - 12.45 pm: Junior Rep Sport
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm: Senior Rep Sport
Thursday 12 March 2020
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm: Kindergarten 2021 Interviews
Monday 16 March 2020
11.30 am: Junior Primary Assembly
2.30 pm: Primary Assembly
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Prep 2021 Interviews
Wednesday 18 March 2020
12.00 pm - 12.45 pm: Junior Rep Sport (all games at Wollondilly Anglican College)
1.20 pm - 2.20 pm: Senior Rep Sport (all games at Wollondilly Anglican College)
Thursday 19 March 2020
Harmony Day / International Day
8.30 am - 9.15 am: Executive Drop In
Tuesday 24 March 2020
Prep Messy Days - Possums, Koalas & Kangaroos
Wednesday 25 March 2020
9.30 am - 10.30 am: School Banking
11.45 am - 12.30 pm: Junior Rep Sport
1.20 pm - 2.20 pm: Senior Rep Sport
Thursday 26 March 2020
Maths Olympiad Years 4,5 & 6 Ext
Prep Messy Days - Possums, Echidnas & Wombats
Steps Assessment Day for Prep
Wedderburn Christian Campsite is running our annual camp aimed at Christian kids (called VBC) on Monday, 20 April 2020 - Friday, 24 April 2020 for school Years 3-7.
It’s a great week filled with fun, friendships, activities, discovering in depth what the bible says about how to be a child of God and camp experiences that they will remember for years to come.
Some adventure activities they may experience include: rock climbing, archery, flying fox and group games. They will be stretched to develop new skills, have the opportunity to grow long lasting friendships and learn about Jesus from Christian leaders who provide positive role modelling and a safe, fun and loving environment for your child.
Cost for camp is $200.00 pp all inclusive. If you would like more information or an application form, please contact our office on (02) 4634 1265 or email email@example.com